UCA Professor Named ATE President

Nancy P. Gallavan 2_1Nancy P. Gallavan, Ph.D., Professor of Teacher Education, College of Education, has been elected to serve as the 2013-2014 president of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).

The theme that Gallavan has chosen for ATE throughout 2013-2014 is “Advancing Teacher Education that Matters in Teaching, Learning, and Schooling” with strands examining characteristics of success, satisfaction, significance, and sustainability.

“Success probes the questions of what is effective and useful; satisfaction examines questions of what brings gratification and reward? Significance investigates questions of what is important and critical; sustainability considers questions of what keeps systems and people going?,” she said.

Gallavan has appointed ATE commissions on classroom assessments and on classroom teachers as associated teacher educators.

“Congratulations Nancy on your service to Arkansas teachers, teacher educators, and the Association of Teacher Educators!” said Diana Pounder, dean of the College of Education.

Gallavan previously served as president of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) and as President of the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators (ArATE). The 2013 ATE summer conference will be held in Washington, DC, on Aug 2-6; the 2014 ATE annual meeting will be held in St. Louis, MO, on Feb 15-18.

Founded in 1920, the Association of Teacher Educators is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post-secondary teacher educators. ATE members represent over 700 colleges and universities, over 500 major school systems, and the majority of state departments of education. Located in Washington, DC, the ATE office represents its members’ interests before governmental agencies and education organizations. Additionally, ATE has representatives on the Council for Accreditation for Teacher Preparation (CAEP).